ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – The fate of a St. Louis taxi alternative could be decided in a hearing Wednesday morning.

A restraining order against Lyft, a company known for its cars wearing pink mustaches, is set to expire Wednesday, and a judge will decide whether the car service can operate in St. Louis.

Lyft uses an app for those needing transportation to schedule a ride and then someone comes in their personal car to pick them up and take them to their destination.

The app allows you to pay a suggested donation versus a meter fare.

Last month, Lyft tried to launch its service but was halted once the city taxi commission filed a restraining order against the company and said that the cars aren't properly licensed.

The hearing is set for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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